Donald Keith Massey


Donald Keith Massey, age 74, of Longview, Texas, formerly of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday morning, July 18, 2017, at his home.  He was born January 19, 1943, in Springfield, Missouri, the son of John and Helen Massey.

Donald was curious by nature, he liked to figure things out, solve how things worked, and fixed things.  He was excellent at solving puzzles and a Sudoku master.  He loved woodworking, genealogy and travel.  He was an avid baseball fan with his heart belonging to the St. Louis Cardinals.  Don’s spirit was kind, patient and mild mannered.  Though missed on Earth, it will surely be a loving addition into heaven.  Don was a fighter.  He would urge us all to do our best, follow our hearts and enjoy life.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 27 years, Karen Massey; his children, Shannon Douglas and husband, John, Michelle Massey and Rich Baker, Andrew Massey and Shelley Griffith, Mark Rowe and wife, Shellie, and Vicki Starr; nine grandchildren and one great- granddaughter.

His parents, John and Helen and his first wife, Darlene Massey, preceded him in death.

A visitation was held at the Rader Funeral Home in Longview, Texas.  Graveside service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery.   Visitation will be held from 1:00–2:30 p.m. prior to the service, in the funeral home chapel.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. – JK Rowling.







1:00 - 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017

510 E. Cherry St., Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712

  Graveside Service

3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2017

Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, MO.

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 Posted July 25, 2017 - 9:06am
Gloria Hodge

Hi Shannon, Michelle and Drew! So sorry to hear about your dad. What a great guy! Your mom was the greatest too and I think of all of you often We had a lot of good times together.
Lots of love sent your way.
Gloria Hodge

 Posted July 24, 2017 - 6:43pm
Eisbrenner family

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends during this difficult time. We hope that the promise found in Isaiah 41:13 can bring you some comfort.

 Posted July 24, 2017 - 1:05pm

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